Eye Protection is in
During any direct patient care encounter, Akron Children's health care workers now wear eye protection. This keeps them in line with the CDC's recommendation to help reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Disinfect to Protect
An environmental services director disinfects a toddler table at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
A Pandemic Won't Slow Him Down
Behind Avrian's mask is a big smile. He has joined the fight against COVID-19 and proudly wears his mask during occupational therapy. Children's Hospital of Richmond is proud of its kids for adapting to this new normal and continuing to meet their therapy goals even during the pandemic.
Kids Turned TV Producers
Since it opened in 2018, Sophie’s Place Broadcast Studio, part of the Child Life and Creative Arts Department at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, has offered a fun distraction for patients during their hospital stay.
The studio team quickly adapted their programming. Knowing patients would be spending even more time in their rooms, the broadcast studio team increased their programming from two to three shows per day, including weekends. They brought tablets to patients, allowing kids to co-host live shows from their rooms. They also broadcast interactive games, like Bingo, where patients can play in real time on their smartphones or in-room tablet.
A Well-Earned Break
Nurses take a short break on the roof garden at Boston Children's Hospital.
Thumbs Up for Patient Safety
A young cystic fibrosis patient is seen in the pulmonology clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic, showcasing patient safety.
Smiling Through the Masks
Hospitals can be intimidating, and friendly smiles go a long way to let you know you're in good hands. Staff at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta wore buttons with their smiling faces behind their masks. A few playful look-alikes made it in the mix.